Mr David Lam

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MB, BS, FRCS(Eng), MD, FRCS (Plas)

Professional Membership

Clinical Interests

  • Surgery of the breast, trunk and face

  • Management of benign & malignant skin lesions

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Skin rejuvenation

Personal profile

Mr Lam graduated in 1993 from Guy’s Hospital Medical School (BSc(Hons) MB BS) and continued his surgical training in London to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS(Eng.)) in 1998.

His specialist plastic and reconstructive surgical training continued at Salisbury, Stoke Mandeville and the Oxford Radcliffe Infirmary. As a Clinical Research Fellow in the laser treatment of burns, his thesis was unconditionally awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of London in 2005.

After passing the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Plastic Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2004 (FRCS(Plast.)) he carried out further specialist training in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital,  Australia, where he spent a year as the Microsurgery Fellow. This is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for plastic and reconstructive surgery. During this time abroad, he also gained considerable aesthetic surgery experience with Adelaide Plastic Surgery Associates (, a leading Australian private practice.

Mr Lam was registered into the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in October 2005 and is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He has published widely in plastic surgery and presented internationally in Greece, Italy, Australia and the UK.

Currently a NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals in Sheffield where he specialises in microsurgical reconstruction of the breast, head and neck and lower limb regions, together with the management of skin cancer. He is an active trainer at undergraduate and postgraduate level, being both Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Examiner for the University of Sheffield.

Elected to BAPRAS Council for 2012-14, he has also joined the Panel of Examiners for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Plastic Surgery 2012-2017 to maintain the standards of UK plastic surgery.

His private interests also include all aspects of aesthetic facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring surgery, together with skin cancer.

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